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A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering


Although we often search social and historical documents for clues to our past, biological documents perhaps hold the most important evidence of our heritage. The traits we inherit from our parents and pass on to our offspring are encoded in our genes and DNA and reveal much about both our origins and our future. This volume examines the fascinating biology behind genetics and genetic disorders. It also carefully considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering whose potential to revolutionize medicine, industry, and agriculture is becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

Series: Introduction to Biology

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Reading Level: Grade 8

ISBN: 9781615305766 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 88

“Explores the early theories of heredity, chromosomes, genes, genetic disorders, and genetic engineering in practice and application. Color and black-and-white photos, illustrations and sidebars enhance the educational text, which is appended by a glossary, resources with websites, bibliography, and index.” —Hawaii State Public Library

“...This book holds the academic vocabulary that students need. Much like reading a textbook, but with much more pizzazz. ” — Deri David, Gainesville Middle School, VA, February 2012

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